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Intensive Diabetes Management, Sixth Edition
Howard Wolpert, MD, Editor
Study Guide by Karen Champman Novakofski, PhD, RDN
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP

14 CPEUs



Book, 161 pgs, and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 27 pgs.

For health care practitioners who want to implement this highly effective team approach to help patients improve glycemic control and overall health. Will enable you to:

  • Apply various principles of insulin to the client’s individualized needs;
  • Analyze carbohydrate intake, glucose responses, and insulin injections to propose reformulated plans to achieve blood glucose goals;
  • Implement monitoring and treatment plans for managing hypo-and hyperglycemia;
  • Apply self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and ketone monitoring to client management cases;
  • Plus much, much more.

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4.1.5, 6.1.4, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 9.4.1, 9.6.1, 9.6.2, 9.6.4, 9.6.5, 9.6.6, 9.6.7, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.2.3, 10.2.4, 10.2.5, 10.2.6, 10.2.7, 10.2.8, 10.2.9, 10.2.10, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 12.4.6

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C300F 14 CPEUs

Intensive Diabetes Management, Sixth Edition
Howard Wolpert, MD, Editor
Study Guide by Karen Champman Novakofski, PhD, RDN
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP

©2017 Wolf Rinke Associates. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher.


Claudia Meade: "I loved that the test was set up as case studies because it really allowed you to apply the information as you would in practice."

Lori L. Johnson - "The explanations at the end of each question and answer and the page number to find the specific answer. I feel like I learned and retained the information very well."

Jane Laubenstein - "It was broad spectrum. Covered a lot of topics."

Kelly Hines - "It gave me realistic recommendations I can provide to my patients."

Mary S. Barnes - "The book was a great resource and the answers were explained + the questions gave you a chance to apply your knowledge. A great course!"



Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for Intensive Diabetes Managment. The program consists of a book by The American Diabetes Association and edited by Howard Wolpert, MD and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you understand and apply the principles of intensive diabetes management to your practice. It is also designed to help you earn 14 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).

To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:
  • Review the objectives in this study guide.
  • Read and study the book.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (40 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and re-test yourself until you score at least 80% (40 questions) correct.

After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
Submit on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax to: (410) 531-9282,
Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481
Upon receipt of your CPE Reporting Form, we will email you a Certificate of Completion within 3-5 business days.

When you submit your CPE Reporting Form to us via www.easyCPEcredits.com, fax, or mail be sure to write your correct email address in the space provided on the CPE Reporting Form. If writing by hand, be sure to print your email address clearly.

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Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Recommend intensive diabetes management based on client characteristics;
  • Align a client’s readiness to learn/change with an appropritate stage in education for blood glucose management;
  • Reflect the client’s history and personal characteristics when evaluating the sequencing of diabetes management;
  • Apply knowledge of motivation and support required for successful implementation of intensive glucose management;
  • Discuss anxiety issues common in diabetes management with client and propose strategies to alleviate these anxieties;
  • Propose practical strategies to engage the client in lifestyle behavior changes;
  • Integrate the factors to consider when establishing individualized goals into a treatment and client support plan;
  • Apply principles of insulin absorption and availability to client care;
  • Apply the principles of insulin peak action and duration to client care;
  • Discuss the stability and storage of insulin;
  • Apply the principles of basal and bolus insulin to the client’s individualized needs;
  • Formulate the total daily insulin dosages needed;
  • Analyze carbohydrate intake, glucose responses, and insulin injections to propose reformulated plans to achieve blood glucose goals;
  • Discuss the principles and technical capacity of insulin pumps;
  • Formulate insulin dosages needed for pump therapy;
  • Apply insulin sensitivity factors when calculating insulin dosage needs;
  • Integrate the insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios into client care;
  • Apply the impact of exercise on blood glucose and insulin regimens to client management;
  • Discuss methods to reduce risk of infection at the insulin pump site;
  • Identify symptoms of pump malfunction and develop strategies to address these issues;
  • Implement monitoring and treatment plans for managing hypo-and hyperglycemia;
  • Apply self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and ketone monitoring to client management cases;
  • Discuss the target nutrition recommendations for people with diabetes and apply to case management;
  • Integrate intensive diabetes management techniques for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes;
  • Recommend meal planning approaches for individuals with diabetes using intensive diabetes management;
  • Discuss the role of body weight and appropriate weight goals for reaching glycemic goals.


Contributors to the Sixth Edition
Rationale for and Physiological Basis of Intensive Diabetes Management
Intensive Diabetes Management
Physiological Basis of Intensive Management Methods
Implications for Therapy
The Team Approach
Integrated Diabetes Management Team
Defining Team Members' Roles
Team Communication
Diabetes Self-Management Support and Education
Integration of the Team Approach
Diabetes Continuing Education
Motivation and Support
Action Planning
Psychosocial Issues
Psychosocial Assessment
Diabetes Management
Psychosocial Support System
Helping Patients with Long-Term Adherence
Patient Selection, Clinical Considerations and Intensive Diabetes Management Goals
Glycemic Goals of Intensive Management
Clinical Considerations
Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Goal-Setting for Special Populations
Multicomponent Insulin. Regimens
Insulin Pharmacology
Insulin Regimens
Insulin Dose and Distribution
Insulin Adjustments
Injection Devices
Diabetes Technology: Insulin Infusion Pump Therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Insulin Infusion Pump Therapy
Initial Dosage Calculations for Insulin Pump Therapy
Insulin Dosage Adjustments
Risks of CSII
Wearing the Pump
Patient Education for CSII
Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Monitoring by the Patient
Monitoring by the Health-Care Team
Monitoring for Long-Term Complications
Nutrition Management
Goals of Medical Nutrition Therapy
Target Nutrition Recommendations
Strategies for Type 1 Diabetes
Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes
Glucose Monitoring and the Nutrition plan
Facilitating Nutrition Self-Management
Meal-Planning Approaches for Intensified Management
Adjusting Insulin for Protein and Fat
Weight Gain Associated with Intensive Management


Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN is a Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois. She is an internationally recognized expert in the area of nutrition education, and has specifically addressed issues related to the older adult, including osteoporosis and diabetes. She has authored more than 200 publications, and is a recognized speaker nationally and internationally.
She has received many awards for her teaching, research and outreach, including the prestigious Excellence in Nutrition Education award from the American Society for Nutrition; the Mary Abbott Hess Award for Innovation in Education for the Your Guide to Diet and Diabetes website from the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation; and the Outstanding Research Paper Award from the American Dietetic Association Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group.
Karen has served as Expert reviewer for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Diabetes Types 1 and 2 Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines; served on the National Community of Practice, eXtension, Diabetes online community core working group; and was appointed to the Illinois Diabetes Commission by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Chapman-Novakofski was a research and nutrition support dietitian for a veterans’ medical center for 12 years.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, a company that has provided high quality CPE programs to nutrition professionals since 1990.
He earned a BS at Drexel University, a MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE home-study programs, several popular books, and the free monthly eNewsletter Read and Grow Rich written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU!
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Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program.

Marilyn Csernus, LD, CDE, RD, MS
Nutrition and Wellness Educator
University of Illinois Extension
Oregon, IL

Janet K. Grommet, PhD, RDN, CDE, FAND
Associate Professor
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Brooklyn, NY

Christina Mastriano, MS, RDN, CDE
Diabetes Educator
Cape Cod Healthcare System
Hyannis, MA

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